Category: WCCO

John Gallos

John Gallos is best known to viewers as Clancy the Cop on the long running Clancy and Willie show on WCCO television.   His career spanned more than 40 years at WCCO and included news, public affairs, and religious programming, in addition to children’s shows. Gallos was born in 1923 and grew up in Minneapolis.   He graduated […]

Commodore Cappy and Bats Bunny

Commodore Cappy featured a rabbit puppet named Bats Bunny.  Bats was described as “the younger and less famous brother of Bugs.”   John Gallos created the puppet from a stuffed rabbit dressed in a baseball uniform, which belonged to his daughter Nancy. Sources: “Gallos brought puppets to life”  St. Paul Pioneer Press Nov 19, 2005

Wrangler Steve – Steve Cannon

Steve Cannon is a Minnesota broadcast legend.    His career spanned over 40 years, but he is best remembered for his long running program “The Cannon Mess” on WCCO radio.   The drive time show ran for 26 years and featured Cannon and his alter-ego creations Morgan Mundane, Ma Linger, and Backlash LaRue.   All of the characters were […]